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Assistant Professor in Food Process Engineering

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Applicants must upload: (1) a letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (4) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three to five professional references whom the search committee may contact; and (5) a one-page summary outlining research and extension/outreach visions. Full description and application instructions are available on the UGA Food Science website at: Applications must be received by November 1, 2017. Any applications received after that date will be considered only if suitable candidates are not identified.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00386F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor in Food Process Engineering
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Salary Range
Job Summary

Specific responsibilities include: (1) establish an extramurally funded research program in food engineering/processing including packaging; (2) work with food processors and commodity commissions to develop value-added products and/or processing technologies; (3) work with the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center to support food processing clients; and (4) direct graduate students and postdoctoral associates. The successful candidate is expected to develop a record of scholarly activity as evidenced by publications, extramural funding, and student advising. The candidate will contribute to the core research and service missions of the Department.

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus is located in Griffin, Georgia, 40 miles south of Atlanta ( The university, a land-grant/sea-grant university, is ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of America’s Best Colleges. The Griffin Campus is one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region and is poised to address research, extension, and teaching needs of the 21st Century. Campus programs work toward the state land grant university mission: to teach, to inquire, and to serve. The Department of Food Science and Technology ( is a unit of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Food Science, Food Engineering, or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

The Department of Food Science and Technology is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual to develop a research and extension/outreach program in the area of food process engineering with an emphasis on Georgia commodities at the University of Georgia Griffin campus. Candidates with a strong background in food processing and demonstrated interest working with food companies and entrepreneurs are desired.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 07/01/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Griffin Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Other Document #1
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  7. Public Svc/Extension Philosophy
Optional Documents